The GHA Report 2013 provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of global humanitarian financing, and describes some of the key trends and developments of the last decade.
This year we examine how international assistance has responded to the scale of recent global humanitarian crisis, with sections covering funding (response to need, donors and recipients, areas of expenditure and channels of delivery), recent emergencies, and action to strengthen response. We also feature a number of ‘in focus’ reports, each providing an overview of current issues (new and emerging donors, the crisis in Syria, and lessons learnt from the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis).
Trends and messages that emerge include the increasingly important role of non-traditional donors, growing levels of unmet humanitarian need, and the importance of transparency and access to reliable information. The report emphasises the need for greater investment in disaster prevention and preparedness and for humanitarian and development actors to work more closely in building resilience. It highlights the importance of predictable long-term financing in situations of chronic need and also identifies efforts and initiatives to improve the efficiency of humanitarian assistance (including key principles, standards and accountability frameworks, the role of technology, and the use of cash transfer schemes).
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